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Registration Tips


For the most current instructions on how to register for classes, please visit the Registrar’s website. The links provided will below help guide you through the registration process:

Course offerings for the current and upcoming semester are available here.

Be mindful when registering for courses and make sure that you meet all the prerequisite requirements before registering for a class. Course prerequisites are available here.

Course Restrictions:

The registration system will block students from registering for a course that is restricted to specific majors, colleges, or class year. If you try to register for a course that is restricted, you will receive an error message. A complete list of error messages is available here. The only way for you to register for these courses is to go to the department or person that has imposed the restriction. Nearly every restriction has been set by the department that is offering the course. For example, if a student is trying to register for a restricted history class, he or she must contact the Department of History. The academic advisors in the Dean’s Office will not be able to assist students in overriding the restriction.


Download and print the following tools. (It’s very helpful to either print them out to take notes or open each item in a different browser tab. To open a new tab in Internet Explorer or Firefox on a PC, press the “Ctrl” and the “T” keys simultaneously. For Safari or Firefox on the Mac, press the Command key [looks like a clover] and the “T” key simultaneously.)

Schedule grid(s)
Schedule Grid – No Labs/Studios (easier to read)
Schedule Grid with Labs (for science, music, art and architecture students)

MyPaws Degree Audit
Found on MyNortheastern. Click on the “Self-Service” tab and then click on the Degree Audit link. Run an audit for the desired major.

Service-Learning Courses
Find a list of current service-learning courses here. You can also search in the course listings by selecting the Attribute Type: “With Service-Learning”. (See below for more help with searching the course listing.)

Concurrent with the Summer 1 half-semester (May–June) after your freshman year, NUterm enables you to earn up to 8 course credits. For more information, including current course offerings, click here.


Review your Degree Audit

There is a lot of information to absorb in the audit, so take time in reading it. First, identify the requirements which are not complete. These sections are notated by a ” – ” in the left margin, as shown here for the Social Science Level 1 requirement:

Each of the courses in this list is eligible to complete the requirement. Click on any course number to get a course description. Please pay careful attention to the prerequisites!

Even if the registration system doesn’t block the course, professors or departments may remove students from the class or ask them to leave during the first week of classes if they do not meet the required prerequisites.